A point of difference - precision agriculture

Point of Difference works with sugarcane growers to optimise nutrient management practices based on the varying soil types within farms, which can improve the efficiency of nutrient and chemical use, and reduce costs for growers.

All participating growers receive a tailored nutrient management plan. These plans are based on high-definition soil variability maps that identify locations where variable rate programs can be introduced into the farm nutrient plan.

There are also small grants available to participating farmers to assist with upgrading fertiliser application equipment. The adoption of more precise and efficient nutrient and chemical management helps growers to implement management practices beyond regulations, which will improve water quality flowing to the Reef.

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Mackay Whitsunday Water Quality Program - ‘bridging the gap’ through high-quality agronomic advice combined with financial incentives.
Conducting a Fertiliser Box Calibration Using the Farmacist Cog Calculator
Point Of Difference (POD) hydraulic fertiliser application
Spatial Agronomist Zoe Eagger from Farmacist takes us for a walk through soybean to compare a crop that had mill mud application to a crop without.

Find out more about this project

Zoe Eagger
0436 004 437



Farmacist began providing agronomy services in the Mackay and Burdekin regions in 2010. Our dedication to farmer’s needs, high quality service and support, application of the latest technology and R&D, and ultimately practical and precise agronomy, has seen the company grow to more than 40 qualified staff servicing industries and farmers from Northern NSW to Far North Queensland. We are proud to now be the largest independent agronomic provider to the Australian sugar industry.

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